WeatherBug Launches Mobile Storm Tracking with Lightning Alerts for iPhone App [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Earth Networks, the owner of the WeatherBug brand and the operator of a weather monitoring, lightning detection and climate observation network, introduced My Storm Tracker for its WeatherBug Elite mobile app on iPhone.
According to a release, specifically designed to inform and alert mobile phone users to approaching lightning and potentially dangerous weather, WeatherBug's new My Storm Tracker with Lightning Alerts provides the fastest, most targeted alerts for safety with pinpoint, up-to-the-minute forecasts and warnings - enabling users to Know Before when severe weather threatens.
WeatherBug apps are exclusively powered by the Earth Networks Severe Storm Network. The company said the early warning network combines weather data from the global weather network and the worldwide network for monitoring and detecting total lightning. Every year, hundreds are seriously injured or killed by cloud-to- ground lightning strikes. Yet far more lightning occurs in and among the clouds and never touch the ground. This in-cloud lightning often provides an early indication of severe weather such as storms that produce dangerous high winds, hail and even tornadoes.
My Storm Tracker is the latest customized severe weather alerting feature from WeatherBug. With My Storm Tracker, WeatherBug Elite users can know the distance of the nearest lightning strike to their current location based on the GPS sensor on their phones. Plus, My Storm Tracker provides minute-by-minute and mile-by-mile updates as thunderstorms approach. When lightning is detected, the app's Threat Meter provides tips on how to help stay safe based on how far away the lightning is to your location.
"The reality is that lightning can strike far away from a storm and many of us will unknowingly remain in harm's way to watch the kids finish a soccer game, complete a round of golf, or enjoy a few more minutes outdoors - and that is why lightning tragically kills dozens of people and seriously injures hundreds more every year in the U.S. alone," says Cindy Cruzado, Vice President of Product Management for Earth Networks' WeatherBug brand. "Our new My Storm Tracker with Lightning Alerts helps mobile phone users take the guesswork out of weather safety with technology-based warnings and enables safety managers to do their jobs more effectively by knowing when to clear the bleachers during a game, get off the course, and bring friends and family to safety indoors."
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